LIFE SKILLS SHOULD BE A MANDATORY COURSE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early childhood years are of crucial importance for the mental development of the child and possibly the ultimate level of development attained by an individual is determined by their experiences in the first five years of life.
Early few years of life is the most effective years for child growth. The concept learned in these years remains forever in an individual.
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past five years have been matched with the transformation in technology and these are all impacting on education, the workplace and our home life. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. Today’s students will have many new jobs over the course of their lives, with associated pressures and the need for flexibility.
Hence, it becomes vital to train kids on important Life Skills for their social and emotional development at an early age. Preschools, kindergartens and all primary schools should make Life Skills a mandatory course.
This will empower kids and help build up habits and attitude which will go far towards ensuring their adjustment to later life in school and in the outside world.